Web resources in lis with special emphasis on2 (2)
Prepared by:Dr. Sumana C. SarmahDeputy LibrarianAssam University, Silchar AND Sriparna Das Purkayastha DLISc, Assam University, Silchar
Internet is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks. Today, internet and its related technologies like WWW (World Wide Web) have resulted in the rapid proliferation of electronic information. The various types of web resources like e- journals; abstracting, indexing, e-books etc. are procured by the library. Libraries having realised the service of internet to provide better services to users, have made their presence on the web.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDYThe main objective of the study is to provide rightweb resources to the right LIS Professionals with lesspossible time.
Open Access is simply the free online availability of digital data, figures, contents, and scholarly journal articles, research results which authors/researchers publish without expectation of payment and is based on an ethical argument that research funded by the public should be available onto public domain as natural resources.
From the study it reveals that the web resources in the field ofLibrary and Information Science are vast / huge.
It shows that Open Access LIS journals are being published in 34 different countries and United States is in the 1st rank. It publishes 33 no. of open access journals which is followed by Brazil and Spain with 15 and 10 journals respectively. The countries like Canada and United Kingdom are in the 4th rank with 7 journals and the country like Germany is in the 5th rank with 6 open access journals. Cuba, France, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Turkey having 3 no. of open access journals. The countries like Croatia, Denmark, India having 2 no. of open access journals. The countries like Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovenia and South Africa, Switzerland having the least no. of open access journals (i.e. only 1% of open access journal).
The study shows that maximum no. of web resources in the field of LIS are produced from the developed countries. A majority of links to the external resources are broken which means a large no. of dead links are found. The study found that Open Access LIS journals are being published in 21 different languages on the web and English language is in the 1st rank with 85 journals out of total journals. Many organizations are providing user’s statistics in their websites which shows that the web resources in the field of LIS are very much used by the users.
The concept of “web resource” is being used interchangeably synonymous with online resource, digital resource and e-resources. Web based information system discussed development of digital and web resources, role of HTML, knowledge organization systems, new modes of understanding to the digital library, multilingual access, free text searching and implementation of knowledge organization system. Web based information system including e-mail which is never thought as medium of personal correspondence. This study attempts to organize the resources in the field of Library and Information Science which are available on the web.